With the BPL app, you can access Brooklyn Public Library at any time! Search our catalog, place holds, pay fines or renew your materials, find your local branch and discover upcoming events and programs for all ages. You can also browse our eBook/eAudio collection and use the Library's digital resources. Check the online calendar to view events by location, date or topic, and find detailed information about our neighborhood libraries including hours and nearby public transportation. And if you’re at a BPL location, use your digital library card to check out materials at the desk or any self-check machine.

What’s New

Version 1.0.13

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

AMCCpinkprincess ,

Fantastic App, but lacks full profile features

My family and I are frequent library goers. I love that I can manage holds, renew books, browse the catalogs, and pull up my library card from anywhere. It’s a seamless app, my only disappointment is that there is no way to access my profile’s book lists or bookshelf like I can on my computer browser. I use these features all the time to organize which books I want to read later, what books my kids enjoyed so I remember them for another time, and what books I found useful for different topics. But these features aren’t available on the app. So I have to make a note on my phone and do it on my computer. Would give the app 5 stars if they just updated this one thing.

Tara the reader ,

Love using it for searching the stacks and for mobile checkout

Since downloading this app, anytime someone at a party recommends a book to me, I pull it up, search for the book, and place a hold right there. Also, when I’m at the library, it’s helpful to have the call number available on my phone, instead of having to run back and forth from the catalog computers with a tiny slip of paper, the coolest feature, though, is the mobile checkout, where you can scan a book with your phone to check it out to yourself 😱 thanks BPL!

kcavouras ,

Mobile checkout is a game changer!

The BPL app lets me scan book barcodes and borrow it right from my phone — such a fun way to browse and check out!

App Privacy

The developer, Brooklyn Public Library, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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